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A summary of the well-recorded and detailed 80 cases and life after death has shown, which typical characteristics these rebirth cases have. They are summarized below:


  • Birthmarks are found in 33% of the recorded cases. (Generally, there are only 3% birthmarks or deformities at birth found within the population.)

  • These are usually: wounds, surgical scars, severed limbs, diseases, deformities, facial features, skin and hair color of the deceased person (add image examples here).

  • Birthmarks often correspond with wounds or marks of the deceased person (87% solved cases). In most cases (62%), marks correspond with wounds that have led to the former person’s death.


  • Usually, a case will start with statements spontaneously made by the child, e.g. while playing. Typically, a child makes around 20 statements (max. 120) and can name max. 25 names.

  • The children can often name their names from the previous life (73% of the 80 detailed cases by Stevenson).

  • Similarly, children remember the residence of the former person (74%).

  • The child discusses about objects or reclaims objects mostly from its former ownership, without having seen these before (33%).

  • The nature and circumstances of the former person’s death is often described (in case of a violent death 94%, and in case of a natural death 52%).

  • The child was able to recall the murderer’s name from the earlier life (in 57% of the 28 homicides that occurred in the 80 detailed cases).


  • Most children often recognize: former family members during a first visit (in 20% of 80 cases) or even when coincidentally meeting people, when seeing objects (40%) and roads and places (40%). The children then sometimes talk about changes which have taken place (26%).

    • If the children recognize people, they can call them by their correct names (46%), nicknames (25%) or they can name family relationships (69%).

    • The re-discovered roads are sometimes no longer being used (31%).

    • Attempts to confuse the children, e.g. by asking leading questions, often fail (21% of the 80 cases).

  • Sometimes children can better identify people on older photographs.


  • Most children similarly take on emotions and behaviors the deceased person had to his/her environment during the earlier life

  • The identification with the deceased person is often reflected in the language:

    • It is often spoken about ‘I’/‘me’

    • Children are often familiar with their previous names (75%) or would like to be called by their former name (15%).

    • Although children can distinguish between the tenses, they may continuously talk in the presence of the previous life (28%)

  • Children often express, under strong will, that they want to be brought to their former home

  • Sometimes, the children make property claims (26%).


  • Children who talk about a rebirth often stand out for certain traits or for certain behaviors which are consistent with those of the deceased person:

    • Phobias (37% in case of violent death; 7% in case of natural death of the previous person): often explainable by the circumstances of death in the past life.

    • Preferences and habits, e.g. beverages, tobacco, clothing, body language, gambling behaviors, religion, eating habits, special interests

    • Skills (e.g. abilities such as sewing or cooking) and capabilities (e.g. playing a musical instrument, language skills, which have not been learned) and with which inheritance is nowadays discussed controversially


  • Memories of a past life can occur in dreams 

  • Distinguished is between:

    • ‘Arrival dreams’ (difficult to distinguish from presentiments): a to-be mother (32% before conception, 49% during pregnancy, 19% shortly after birth) dreams of a deceased person who tells her about or asks her for reincarnation (67 % mothers, 16% fathers)

    • ‘Leaving dreams’: take place with family members of the deceased person who are still alive today


  • Memories of the time between the lives (23%)

  • Reincarnation cases which include memories on the Beyond often showcase more proven facts

  • Distinction between:

    • Earth-bound memories (in 36% positively verified): are memories of the funeral of the deceased person, memories on events after death, memories on the conception or on birth of the new life

    • Memories of the Beyond (not verifiable, but harmonizing with near-death experiences regressions etc.): memories of going towards the Beyond shortly after death in the previous life, memories on events in a disembodied sphere as well as on the preparation of the rebirth

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